Klemm, Alexander

January 17, 1937 ~ January 28, 2021

KLEMM, Alexander – Age 84, passed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on January 28, 2021. Beloved husband and best friend of Erika Klemm for 56 years. Loving father of Gerhard (Carolyn) Klemm, Gordon Klemm and the late Elke Gagliardi (Alex). Special grandfather of Emilie (James) Swaine, Patrick and Cassandra Gagliardi. Brother of Adolph (Irmgard) Klemm, Elwin (Elke) Klemm, Gerhard Klemm, the late Horst Klemm and sister in law Ingeborg Klemm. He will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Predeceased by parents Edward and Olga Klemm. Alex was a life time member of the brick layers local 23. He worked hard all his life to make a better life for his family. He was passionate in all things Western, especially horses. He enjoyed driving his horse and wagon along the country roads. He enjoyed his little farm, the long walks in the bush with his dog, the hunting trips with friends and the outdoors in general. He got enjoyment from building things with his hands, whether it was the house he lived in or the various woodworking projects he thought of. His workshop was his sanctuary. He lived through difficult times as a young man but still held his belief in God and his family.

Funeral Details
Due to provincial Covid-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Bear Creek cemetery and will be officiated by Redeemer Lutheran Church Pastor Roger Ellis.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca).

“when I come to the end of the road, and

the sun has set for me, I hope you will

realize my pain at last is free”

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  1. Erika and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences. I have very fond recollection of the conversations that Alex and I had overs the years. Alex will be missed. Bill O’Brien and family

  2. To Erika and all the Klemm family, our sincere condolences on the loss of a such a wonderful person. Alex was an exceptional craftsman, a master of his trade. When my parents hired Alex to brick their house about 40 years ago they got much more than they bargained for because not only did they get exceptional brickwork but they also got 40 years of friendship. I spent many hours (days) hunting with Alex in years past and loved his laughter and sharp wit. He was a true gentleman.
    Dad bragged to everyone about the brickwork on that house! We lost touch with your family over the years as so often happens but a few months before dad passed, Erika, you both reached out so you could reconnect with dad. I could not thank you both enough. My father thought the world of that.
    At a time like this it is our memories that help us through the loss. Memories of Alex will always bring a smile to my face, that gruff exterior with a heart of gold. Our thoughts are with you all at this time of loss.

  3. Sorry to hear about Alex. He took great pride in his property and handiwork! I still use the trailer he built for wood on a regular basis.

  4. So Sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. He did some inside brick work for us many years ago which we see every day. We think of him while we admire his handiwork.